MITCHELL DAVEY UPDATE

Monday May 14, 2018
SWINDON reserve Mitchell Davey remains in critical care after last week's horror smash in Birmingham's fixture against Mildenhall.

After being closely monitored over the weekend the extent of his injuries have become more apparent.

Davey remains bed bound and unable to sit up, this is due to the seriousness of his punctured lung. Currently doctors are still assessing whether they need to operate because he has air on the outside and blood inside the lung.

Medical experts have told Mitchell that he will have limited capacity in his lung for a long time and at this stage it’s preventing him from sitting up. When he has tried to sit up his heart rate has dropped to dangerous levels and the pain has become almost unbearable.

From the doctors’ point of view the most spectacular injury of all is Mitchell’s broken shoulder blade. Davey has effectively snapped his blade in half, something that almost impossible to do according to experts.

After the swelling went down it has emerged that he has torn ligaments in his back and his vertebrae from the belly button down on his left side are broken. There are no further updates on his rib injuries.

Understandably, Mitchell is currently receiving high doses of morphine but incredibly is in good spirits despite the amount of pain he is in.

One piece of good news for Mitchell is that he will be transferred back to Glasgow early this week. It's hoped that a bed will become available and he will be moved by ambulance north.

Mitchell’s wife Donna would like to put on record how blown away they have been with the volume of messages they have received since his crash. She would like to ensure everyone who has sent a message that Mitchell has read them and is extremely grateful for everyone’s concern.

Donna would also like to say thank you to the clubs who have held collections on Mitchell’s behalf, and to the Ben Fund’s Paul Ackroyd for his help in the last week.

Lastly, she would like to thank Birmingham and Swindon commercial manager Lee Kilby who has organised a walk from the Brummies Perry Barr stadium to the Abbey stadium in Swindon in aid of Mitchell.

His ‘Walk for Mitch’ campaign is in full swing and full details on how people can donate will be posted through Mitchell’s official website, and the official websites of both Swindon and Birmingham in the coming days.

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